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in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
what was going on. >> urooj khan's sister says she does not who who called her that night, but came from her brother's phone. and the family is relieved the judge has given permission to exhume his body so the medical examiner can complete an autopsy how he ingested the cyanide that killed him. >> we're glad we'll know what happened. >> he was a million dollar lottery winner back in june and accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check mailed died in his home from later determined to be cyanide poisoning. 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. and the family says that his wife, ansari, prepared him the last meal, a curry beef dish, but no one else ate the food. hours later, khan died, but experts say cyanide usually kills people quickly raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on khan's body is expected to be completed the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if kha
urooj khan's body, hoping to get some answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. on camera about the investigation. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate a traditional indian dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think about someone who's drowning, if they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: abc news has learned that khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
this in probate court right now, there's battle between the $425,000 check between the wife and khan's brothers and sisters. they're worried that khan's teenage daughter, whom he had from a previous marriage, won't be entitled to any of the winnings. so that's kind of the point of contention right now. as far as the lottery winnings go. according to court documents. >> shepard: big digs tomorrow? >> no. no. tomorrow there's going to be a formal court hearing downtown. talking about the exhumation. i'm not sure if they're going to set a date for when that will take place but i'm told it's going to happen in the next week or two. >> shepard: jeremy good, work. thank you. >>> well, the president today healed jack lieu, the man he picked to replace timothy geithner has a history of balancing budgets. of course one senator is out to block the nomination. the feds today unveiled new mortgage rules they say will change the home-buying process for most of us americans. in what way? and what does it mean to the bigger picture? we'll have that as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news
won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would change things and khan's son seems to be siding with his uncle. trace gallagher, that's interesting, because he didn't have a will. without a will the estate would have been split between the wife and the daughter i think he has and-- >> yes. >> megyn: but if she's not legally the wife she would not have gotten anything. >> reporter: yeah, wouldn't get half the money and the money right now is held in trust until they can figure this whole thing out, but the family really at war with the widow, if, as you say in fact, she really is the widow. the brother of urooj khan who died, of course, after collecting on his million dollar lotto ticket says that about four or five different times, the days after his death, the wife was feverishly going around trying to cash this check, she failed to cash it and the
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
his estate. urooj 2 khan died a day after winning the lottery in july. the family put a freeze on the lottery check to keep his widow from cashing it. the medical examiner says khan died after ingesting a deadly amount of cyanide. we could learn more in the next few weeks when the medical examiner plans to exhume the body. >>> the government will pay dozen of gay soldiers who were discharged and denied separation pay under the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. the aclu took the lead on a class-action lawsuit which it filed in 2010 on behalf of more than 150 gay troops. the government agreed to pay $2.4 million. that breaks down to about $14,000 for each person. >>> a developing story out of canada. right now, marine biologists trying to save several whales trapped in ice. the 11 killer whales are sharing a single hole in the ice to breathe. that hole is shrinking as temperatures continue to drop. one scientist think the whales got stuck during a sudden freeze. canada's government says it is aware of the situation and is trying to figure out what can be done. >>> 6:17. go
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
before cashing his winning check. "the chicago tribune" reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into deep money troubles, including unpaid taxes. and court documents show that khan's widow is now battling with his siblings over control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> finally, a rather frightening encounter at a ski resort in vermont. you can see a skier turned runner, running for his life, or so he thought, as a moose got a little too close for comfort. the moose was loose, lara. the moose remains on the loose. the moose decided he wanted none of this encounter. he turned uphill. >> oh, wow. >> the man did say, rightfully, he saw his life flashing before his eyes, as he was running. >> big moose. >> i don't blame him. i do not blame him at all. on the loose, that moose. >> thank you so much, josh. >>> all right, everybody. let's get some "pop news." shall we? let's talk oscars. bradley cooper, nominated for best actor for his amazing performance in "silver linings playbook." we know that all the ladies love bradley. here's another reason to. he's
the mysterious death of a lottery winner who died before he could collect winnings. mr. khan was killed in july. cyanide poisoning can be difficult to detect a it could be found in a variety of industrial settings. >> if you are going to try to commit the perfect murder this is a good way to do it. if you worked in a metal processing plant, electroplating, worked in a plant where they work with insecticides. >> medical examiners first determined that khan died of natural causes but took another look after a relative called days after his death. refer. >> zorb are speaking out about the death of a rider in russia. this youtube video shows what happened. two rolled down a mountain, off a cliff. a 27-year-old machine died. zor zorb's inventor is distressed. >>> richard blanco will be the inaugural poet. he is the youngest poet ever to receive the honor and the first la teeno. headliners include beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor. >> you will be there? >> we will be there, only because james taylor is there. 19 minutes after the hour. the fiscal cliff averted, but your tax returns will still be
if a lottery winner's body should be exhumed. urooj khan died suddenly after he won a million dollar jackpot. at first it was thought natural causes, but then cyanide was found in his system. >>> a dire warning from leon panetta about the pentagon's budget. he said the military is being forced to prepare for the worse due to the threat of severe budget cuts that are set to kick in on march 1st. this is a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations which failed to end the process known as sequestration. he said it's threatening the pentagon's ability to defend the nation. >> all told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the congress, will seriously harm our military readiness. >> panetta said he is being forced to curtail facility maintenance for non-critical activities, to freeze the hiring of civilians and take additional cost-cutti inting measures. >>> a report by the justice department reveals more light on the secret service escort problem last year. overall nine secret service agents implicated in dealing with prostitutes resigned or retired from the service. >>> we could learn today if
. in the case of khan, perhaps even something much worse. we'll be following this story for you along the way. maria? >> wow. what a story. robert, thank you. certainly want to hear an update there. 30 seconds on the clock now. our next guests will tell you what to be prepared for tomorrow. joining me is cliff davis, robert luna. good to have you on the program, gentlemen. thank you for joining us. cliff, you have 30 seconds on the clock. what are you watching tomorrow? >> markets are complacent. people are not worried about anything. vix is trading at the bottom of five-year lows. s&p, top of the five-year highs and every investor is just focused on one thing. march 1st, that's the debt deadline. i think investors are asleep. china is slowing down. potential escalations in syria. and in the euro zone, a potential spanish downgrade. what i'm focused on is looking at vix call options, expiring in february. as a result, february comes around, more jitters in the market, you'll make money. >> all right, so, you're expecting a down market, then, is what you're saying, except being selective. robe
cashing his winning check. the paper reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into money troubles. court documents show that his widow has been battling with his siblings for control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> there's new hope in the battle of a deadly form of cancer in women. the pap test used to find cervical cancer, may be used to fight cancer of the uterus and ovaries. researchers are using pap tests to zero in on cancer cells. in one study, they were able to zero in 46% of the time. >>> finally, a frighteni eninen encounter at a ski resort in vermont. that skier is being chased by that moose. the moose decided he'd had enough and turned uphill, has only moos can. the skiers cannot. that skier, though, quickly became a runner. he took his skis off to get away. narrowly avoiding what would have been disaster. >> wow. >> you run into moos in the wild, it's nothing. the skier-turned-runner, his life flashed before his eyes. >> i don't blame him. amazing he was able to walk away. >> thank you. >>> let's do some "pop news," shall we? good morning to y
family heard him screaming. khan was taken to st. francis hospital at evanston where he was pronounced dead. the medical examiner tells the tribune there were no signs of trauma, no signs of drugs in his blood. it was determined he died of natural causes. at the request of a relative, the me's office did toxicology tests which showed he died of a lethal amount of cyanide. he owned three north side dry cleaners, opening the first one on the 2200 block of west devan. >> he was very nice. nice person. very helpful, very gentle, you know? a hard working person, you know? i mean, in a short time he would come in and manage to have like three businesses, and that tells you how -- what kind of person he was for his family. >> so far no arrests have been made. we'll be watching the case closely for any new developments that was judy wang from our chicago affiliate wgn. >>> my next guest says he went to see the new texas chainsaw massacre 3-d movie and felt sick. just to be sitting in the theater and watching it. he's going to join me to explain why he thinks hollywood has a gore obsession and
to have a more favorable opinion of, oh, root canals, the rock band nickel back, genghis khan and cockroaches. the survey found congress was more popular that telemarketers, lindsay lohan, north korea and the ebola virus, they have that. >>> oprah winfrey lands the first tv interview with lance armstrong since he lost his tour de france titles. will she be the one who finally gets to the bottom of the cheating scandal? >>> 18 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now a white house official tells cnn all u.s. troops could leave afghanistan by the end of next year, that's one possibility that will depend on whether afghan security forces are fully trained and whether afghanistan gives legal cover to any u.s. troops after the nato mission ends. other possibility was for 6,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops to remain after 2014, a final decision could be months away. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting a vermont town is looking to ban assault weapons. burlington town leaders are considering changing the charter to eliminate assault rifles and high capacity maing sc
. after urooj khan died, his wife tried to cash in the check. >> the wife and him were alone. they have a two-story house. she was upstairs with him. nobody else was there. no other family member was not there. yasmine was downstairs and she was sleeping. >>gretchen: police questioned the wife but have not named any suspects yet. the 911 call is chilling. you're about to hear a man telling cops his wife just shot an intruder. >> she screaming at him? >> she shot him a lot. she shot him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. >>gretchen: the man was talking to police on one line. his wife was on the other. she was hiding in a crawl space with her two children. an intruder had just broken into their home in georgia. his wife shot him five times. he is alive but on a ventilator. you're not seeing things. these are human smurfs singing the blues accused of shooting a man because he refused to light a cigarette for them. this is a driver freaking out workers at a restaurant drive-thru. >> hello. oh my god! >> hello! are you serious? >> oh snap. >> oh my god! >>gretchen:
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